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The PACE News includes helpful information from PACE subject matter experts as well as updates about events and conferences PACE leaders hold and attend.  For articles by PACE member published in healthcare publications, please visit our Articles page.

PACE CEO Presents at 2017 Revenue Integrity Symposium

October 25, 2017
PACE Healthcare Consulting, LLC CEO, Elizabeth Lamkin, presented this week at HCPro’s 2017 Revenue Integrity Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee. She participated in the conference roundtable and gave a talk titled, “Protect Revenue Integrity by Building an Information Highway.”

Upcoming Event: PACE CEO to speak at HCPro Symposium October 23-24, 2017

July 6, 2017
Elizabeth Lamkin, CEO, will present “Protect Revenue Integrity by Building an Information Highway” at the 2017 HCPro Revenue Integrity Symposium in Nashville, TN October 23-24.  Visit the Symposium website to learn more.

Upcoming Event: PACE CEO to speak at the 5th National PA/UR Boot Camp, July 19-21, 2017

July 6, 2017
Elizabeth Lamkin, CEO, will be part of Panel Discussions on Thursday and Friday mornings, and the title of her talk will be “Payer Contracting – Get it Right Through a Team Approach.”  Visit the Boot Camp RAC Summit website for more information.

PACE Is Registered with the US Government’s System for Award Management (SAM)

October 27, 2016
PACE Healthcare Consulting, LLC is happy to announce that we are now  fully registered with the US Government’s System for Award Management (SAM) and are a Verified Vendor with US Federal Contractor Registration.  This registration and verification allows the federal government to utilize PACE’s consulting services.

PACE CEO to Speak at HCPro Revenue Integrity Symposium in September

July 29, 2016
Upcoming events! Elizabeth Lamkin will speak at the upcoming HCPro Revenue Integrity Symposium to be held in San Antonio September 25-27, 2016. She will hold a workshop on revenue cycle and will also speak separately on healthcare internal and external audit activities.  Go to  http://hcmarketplace.com/revenue-integrity-symposium to view the agenda and register.

PACE CEO on Faculty at PA & UR Team Boot Camp

July 27, 2016
Elizabeth Lamkin, MHA, ACHE was a faculty member at the latest Physician Advisor (PA) and Utilization Review (UR) Team Boot Camp July 20-22, 2016. This was her second apperance at Boot Camp and she highly recommends this conference to C-suite if you want to understand the power of the utilization functions and physician advisor role to ...

Payer Contracting – Part of Revenue Cycle Integrity

November 18, 2015
By Elizabeth Lamkin, MHA, ACHE There was a recent thread on the RAC Relief Google Group about Medicare Advantage managed care plans and the problems providers are encountering with the various plans. As I read this thread, it occurred to me that this is really part of a larger discussion on payer contracting in general. Effective contracting ...

The Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (CDIS)

September 15, 2015
 The following is an excerpt from The RACToolkit for Hospitals and Health Systems by Elizabeth Lamkin and Amanda Berglund.  Published by HC Pro, Inc.  Copyright (c) 2011 Elizabeth Lamkin and Amanda Berglund.  Available at Amazon. from Chapter 4: Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist While the ACM and PA are typically in the same line of authority, the CDIS may ...

Payer Contracting – Part of Revenue Cycle Integrity

September 14, 2015
by Elizabeth Lamkin, MHA, ACHE There was a recent thread on the RAC Relief Google group about Managed Advantage plans and the problems providers are encountering with the various plans. As I read this thread, it occurred to me that this is really part of a larger discussion on payer contracting in general. Effective contracting is a ...

Reviews are in: Comments from the UR Team Boot Camp

September 4, 2015
The attendee reviews are in and confirm that the conference was a huge success with lots of networking, great shared information and excellent speakers.  PACE was thrilled to have had a role, and we look forward to seeing everyone next year. We truly appreciate the feedback on adding details, case studies and acronym explanations.  Thank you to everyone ...

Great UR Boot Camp! Link to materials included.

July 29, 2015
Well, I just attended the Physician Advisor/UR Boot Camp in San Antonio, and thanks to Day Egusquiza and Raymond Carter, it was tremendous. The faculty was diverse and knowledgeable and included a prior Administrative Law Judge as well as a Medicare Contractor. I also appreciate the American College of Physician Advisors (ACPA) for hosting the pre-conference ...

Revenue Cycle Integrity

July 2, 2015
Sometime buzzwords and phrases show up that are just new jargon. But in this case,  revenue cycle integrity is not just another buzz phrase, but descriptive of how we need to think about and manage revenue cycle. Hospitals report falling margins for a variety of reasons but one culprit, denials, we can do something about. According ...

PACE CEO to Speak at 3rd National Physician and UR Team Boot Camp

June 29, 2015
Elizabeth Lamkin will present “Speaking the Language of the C-Suite — From the CEO Perspective,” at the 3rd Annual Physician and UR Team Boot Camp in San Antonio, TX during the preconference session on July 22, 2015.  Elizabeth serves on the Advisory Board of the American College of Physician Advisors  This 3-day conference can be attended ...

We’ve updated our website

April 21, 2015
We’ve migrated our website to WordPress and will be making lots of changes. We hope you like the new look and would love some suggestions. Email us at info@pacehcc.com or visit the Contact Us page.

CEO Physician Advisor Evolution: Barriers and Opportunities

February 17, 2015
While no one can know exactly what the future will look like in these rapidly changing times, hospitals need a strategy for success, especially regarding how to manage the continuum of care. I believe that one critical success factor will be the next iteration of physician leadership in the hospital and healthcare C-suite, specifically as it ...

PACE CEO, Elizabeth Lamkin, to speak at the July 2012 HIM Educational Summit

July 1, 2012
Elizabeth Lamkin will be a featured speaker at the 2012 Health Information Management (HIM) Summit taking place July 23th and 24th in Isle of Palm, SC.  She will be joined by compliance expert, Lisa Thomson, JD, MPH, to discuss steps facilities can take to prepare for HIPAA Compliance Audits.  She will also provide attendees with an ...

PACE attends 9th world congress physician advisor leadership summit

March 30, 2012
On March 22nd and 23rd, leaders from PACE Healthcare Consulting sponsored and attended the 9th Annual World Congress Leadership Summit on Optimizing the Role of the Physician Advisor in Orlando, Florida.  Elizabeth Lamkin, CEO; Bruce Redler, MD, Physician Advisor; and Greg Calosso, Senior Consultant, were all available at the PACE booth to discuss all aspects of the physician ...

Look for PACE at the Napa Conference!

February 1, 2012
PACE Healthcare Consulting will be a primary exhibitor and sponsor at the 9th Annual World Congress Leadership Summit on Optimizing the Role of the Physician Advisor, March 22nd-23rd in Orlando, Florida.  Stop by our booth to find out more about PACE Healthcare Consulting and meet with CEO Elizabeth Lamkin, Senior Consultant Greg Calosso, and even meet ...

PACE receives WBENC Certification

January 10, 2012
PACE Healthcare Consulting received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Greater Women’s Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the (regional partner organization) is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification ...